Park Printing’s New KODAK NEXPRESS Expands Customer Applications Plus Retail & Real Estate Sector GrowthPark Printing, a 50-year family owned full-service multi-color printer, has installed the KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Press. With the KODAK Fifth Imaging Unit Solutions, Park’s customers now have access to new special effects and other high-margin applications and services. The NEXPRESS acquisition also supports Parks growth in the retail and real estate sectors.
Private Equity’s $1.7 Billion All-Cash Offer for EFI: What Does it MeanAn all-cash agreement is in place to buy EFI for $37 a share. If the transaction is approved by EFI’s shareholders and no better offer is received, the sales will be completed by the end of September. The transaction announcement surprised the industry as well as EFI’s new CEO. By Thursday afternoon, the stock was trading at $37.22 (a 26.6% increase) which is more than the offer price.
Helvetica, the World’s Most Popular Font, Gets a Helvetica Now Face-LiftDr. FontZ shares that for over 62 years, Helvetica has been used everywhere in branding and other materials. But lately, many major companies have begun moving away from the typeface. Monotype is the Helvetica licensor and its director, Charles Nix felt like a face-lift change was due. The resulting Helvetica Now, resolves the issues like uneven kerning and letter scrunching. Read more…
Developing the Business - Sid ChadwickAre We So Comfortable That Innovation In Business Development Is “Off The Table”?What are you doing to prepare and develop your potential Business Development resources into becoming an effective Inside Sales Team? The best Inside Sales Team Reps I know are more profitable to their organizations….even outperforming…. their Outside Sales Rep counterparts.
Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) Eligibility Expanded for Scholarships PGSF announced that they have revised the policy for awarding scholarships by significantly expanding the range of students and education methods for financial support. “PGSF is dedicated to promoting careers in the graphic arts, and we are pleased to provide this new vehicle to serve the needs of the industry.” said John Berthelsen, VP-Development for PGSF.
James Handler is now an HP Account Services Manager, AMS Western Region.
Sue Watts, formerly Xerox’s COO, has been appointed to HCI Group’s Board of Directors. HCI is a global provider of consulting and managed healthcare IT solutions.
German Sacristan, a global print industry veteran, has been appointed Director, On Demand Printing at Keypoint Intelligence.
Doug Dunn, formerly at Elixir, is now the Business Strategy Manager, Cloud and Digital Services at Verdant Services.
Chris Henkel has a new position as Kern USA’s Regional Solutions Sales Manager.
Highlighting Good News Outside of Print: 'Coal is on the Way Out': Study Finds Fossil Fuel Now Pricier than Solar or WindAround three-quarters of US coal production is now more expensive than solar and wind energy in providing electricity to American households, according to a new study. Read more...
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